George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.
Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Emmy Award nominations. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight(1998), in which he first worked with long-time collaborator Steven Soderbergh. In 1999, Clooney took the lead role inThree Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2001, Clooney's fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Ocean's Eleven, the first of the film trilogy, a remake of the 1960 film with Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean. He made his directorial debut a year later with the biographical thriller Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Leatherheads (2008), The Ides of March (2011), and The Monuments Men (2014). He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana(2005), and subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). In 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the film Argo, alongsideBen Affleck and Grant Heslov. He is the only person ever to be nominated for Academy Awards in six categories.
In 2005, TV Guide ranked Clooney #1 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list. In 2009, he was included in Time's annual Time 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World."
Clooney is also noted for his political activism and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008.His humanitarian work includes his advocacy of finding a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami, and 9/11 victims, and creating documentaries such as Sand and Sorrow to raise awareness about international crises. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
Famous actor and one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, George Clooney is set to tie the knot this weekend. Although we were shocked when news of his engagement to Amal Alamuddin, an international law and human rights attorney got out, we can be rest assured that she’ll take good care of him, seeing that she is the only one that has been able to tie him down.
People reports that Alamuddin arrived at the Milan airport today with her mother by her side and with no shortage of luggage.
The beautiful couple will wed this weekend in Venice, Italy, with a ceremony officiated by Walter Veltroni, Rome’s former mayor.